The first five stages of speaker development

The first five stages of speaker development

I don’t remember where I heard this story – it might not even be true – but I love the message: A young scientist was in charge of looking after a famous expert coming to speak at a conference. The scientist’s duties were to pick the expert up at the airport, and then...
How to turn your story into a movie

How to turn your story into a movie

When Tony and I were in America we attended a Story Theater Retreat with professional speaker Doug Stevenson. This is a two-and-a-half-day workshop focusing on crafting and refining just one story, but at the same time teaching you a process that you can apply to all...
How to create powerpoint slides

How to create powerpoint slides

This is a post written by Tony Burns, my partner and co-trainer. There are two types of people in the world – those who divide the world into two types of people, and those who don’t. I’m one of the former. I find models useful – they show distinctions that can help...